SWATH Director Rupert Sanders Talks About Casting Kristen

It’s not just a big movie for you, it’s a big movie for Kristen Stewart. In a, “I’m not just Bella Swan,” kind of way.
To me, casting is all about finding a character within the actor off the screen as much as on the screen. I think Kristen is incredibly brave.

People forget that she was in movies like “Panic Room.”
Well, my theory is a simple theory: She played such a good version Bella Swan, people think Kristen Stewart is Bella Swan. She’s not, you know? If you meet Kristen, she’s wildly kind of giggly and vivacious and rebellious and naughty — all things that Bella Swan isn’t.

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